Back to Mental Health Routine

Yesterday I had ALL the mental health appointments. It was so much mental health focus. I had a video session with my group therapist to process some relational stuff there because I've found myself crossing boundaries with her, in a way that doesn't feel authentic to who I believe myself to be. So, we discussed [...]

Hugs in Therapy

Today was a day of therapy. I saw K at 1 today. We talked a lot about my different parts. She said she wanted to keep things simple today. She reassured me that I did a good job talking through things today and that I felt less resistant in session today than I have in [...]

New Developments in Group

So, I went to group last night, even though I've literally been sick about this whole thing. I'm glad I went though because things have taken an interesting turn. We all walk in and take our seats. Both J and L are there. First thing, L tells us that due to the concerns raised about [...]

What is Normal?

Yesterday in my Advanced Psychopathology class we revisited the idea of normalcy and abnormality in relation to mental health. The professor showed us this slide: And he assured us that all of us were "normal" because the department had viewed our applications to the program and we all got in, so nothing sent up any [...]

Group update

Just a short post to update those who are following the Wednesday night S.S. saga. I received a message from J this morning in response to my request to talk to her but not to talk any further with L. She said she "respects how hard this transition is for [me] and others" and that [...]

The more I keep thinking…

I stayed pretty busy today doing homework but unfortunately all of my homework had to do with the ethics of counseling, so it didn't help keep my mind off Wednesday. I know I am ruminating, and yet, here I am. It is problematic, I know, but it has led me to a new realization. Much [...]

Meeting the Stories of Strangers with Loving Acceptance

Have you ever been standing somewhere waiting, perhaps in line at the grocery store, and someone begins telling you what seems to be their entire life story? They were recently diagnosed with some illness, they were recently laid off, their mother-in-law is coming into town and they’re a mess… the details always vary, of course, [...]